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Dolores Claiborne

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Eighteen years ago, the abusive husband of Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates) died under mysterious circumstances. His death was ruled an accident despite the suspicions of police detective John Mackey. Now the elderly woman she has nursed for many years has also died--with Dolores found standing over her body with a rolling pin in her upraised hands--and this time she is accused of murder. Her estranged daughter (Jennifer Jason Leigh), who blames Dolores for her father's death, returns to confront her with her resentment. Are things as cut-and-dried as they seem, or is there more to the story? After years of living a lie, Dolores Claiborne has to finally face the truth with her daughter--or risk losing her for good. Weaving skillfully between past and present, director Taylor Hackford delivers a deceptively adept melodrama, based on a novel by Stephen King and illuminated by Kathy Bates's bravura performance.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): C2548

  • Credits
    Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Strathairn, Judy Parfitt, John C. Reilly, Eric Bogosian, Christopher Plummer, Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A long, brooding, classy and atypically well-acted Stephen King adaptation..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...[Bates and Leigh] seem hell-bent to get to the core of their characters....All the tension and pleasure of a great pitchers' duel..." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Dark and grim, with a terrific central performance....It's a showy role, and Bates plays it to the hilt..."
    Variety

    "...A vivid film that revolves around Ms. Bates's powerhouse of a performance..."
    New York Times

    "...Bates and Leigh are well matched here..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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